Kelechi Iheanacho has finaized his move from Manchester City to Leicester City, the clubs announced on Thursday.
The Nigerian forward was bought by Leicester City for £25 million, according to sources, and will help boost Craig Shakespeare’s options alongside Jamie Vardy in attack for the upcoming campaign.
Iheanacho joins the 2015-16 Premier League champions after failing to establish himself as a regular member of Pep Guardiola’s team last season, with sources saying that City insisted on a £50 million buy-back clause for one of Europe’s brightest young footballers.
“It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team,” Iheanacho told Leicester’s web site. “I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do — to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.”
“It’s a great signing for us. Kelechi is an enormously talented player that has shown a huge amount of promise at every level in which he’s played.
“We’ve tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he’ll bring to the squad. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s ready for the next stage of his development and I’m delighted that will be with Leicester City.”